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Meal plan for June 4th – June 10th

Good morning!  This weekend feels like it went so quickly!  I was gone all day yesterday at the Mother Earth News Fair, and I had such a great time with my sister, aunt, and uncle.  I can’t wait to go back next year.

Since I was gone so long yesterday, I missed out on my normal “weekly prep” opportunity, thus my meal plan seems extra simple for this week!  Here is what we’ll be chowing down on over the next few days.

Monday:: roast chicken (roasting it tonight and we’ll heat it up for dinner tomorrow), lazy lady skillet potatoes, artichokes with garlic aioli, and fruit.

Tuesday:: Chicken taco salads (with leftover chicken and homemade taco seasoning), fruit, and Spanish rice in the rice cooker (recipe hopefully coming this week).

Wednesday:: Troy is making burgers (yay) and we’ll serve them on homemade buns.  Pair with grilled asparagus, coleslaw, and fruit.

Thursday:: Crockpot lentil soup, overnight rolls (new recipe), grilled asparagus, and fruit.

Friday:: Popcorn, carrot sticks, and fruit on the couch!

Saturday:: (we have 2 vegetarian friends in town for the weekend!) cast iron skillet frittata, fruit, and salad from the garden.

Sunday:: Homemade veggie pizza, salad from the garden (or asparagus if it is on sale when I go grocery shopping on Friday), and fruit.

This week I spent $59.15 at Fred Meyer, $17 of that was vodka for homemade vanilla extract for Christmas gifts.  Washington State just started selling hard alcohol in grocery stores (you had to go to a state run liquor store before that), and I got a screaming deal at Fred Meyer on super cheap vodka.

On the Monday holiday, Jack and I also hit up Trader Joes to the tune of $21.50, and fancy pants market for a stock up on my favorite bulk bin items (cocoa powder, panko, spices, etc.) at $43.70.  I spent $7 on raw milk, and $13 on three dozen organic free range eggs.  Total spent this week: $144.35.

Also, this isn’t a political blog.  Like at all.  I’ll remind you to vote on voting day, but that’s it.  This isn’t a political blog for a multiude of reasons: 1) I’m a strict independent and examine each issue and candidate throughout the process, 2) I worked for the House of Representatives for 3.5 years and tend to get annoyed when people on either side spout crap out of their mouths without actually looking at you know, FACTS 3) I don’t wanna.

With that disclaimer, I will say that the other night Jack insisted that Batman and Robin have a nice cozy bed next to his bed.  The next morning I heard on the radio that DOMA was repealed.  I guess even a three year old can recognize that even Batman and Robin deserve to be happy.

Bed made from the lid of a Star Wars shoe box, “mattress” is a Green Mountain Diaper prefold, pillows and yellow “throw” are old baby wipes, and their lovely coverlet is made from scraps leftover from Jack’s quilt.  The whole ensemble can be purchased from Pottery Barn soon!

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8 comments on “Meal plan for June 4th – June 10th”

  1. Thank you for your excellent Mommy skills and allowing your son to do what he needs to do….
    I too let my 2 sons (now 31 and 27) play as they wished and they turned out FABO!

  2. I looooooove your take on Batman and Robin. Just look at those smiles!

    I think I have a little crush on you, my dear. I can’t help but think we would get along well. Is that weird?

  3. Batman and Robin…my two favorite super heroes EVER!! Have you seen the re-runs on TV from the late 1960’s? I used to watch the original show as a wee one in the 70’s and was smitten by the Boy Wonder! I remember thinking he was SO CUTE! And as pathetic as it is, I can still sing the theme song (and still do for my very embarrassed teens…hahahahaha)!!

    Anyway, just wanted to comment on your egg prices…whoa! I must live in egg country or something! I used to buy my organic free-range eggs for $2 a dozen. Now I found my neighbor sells them for $1.10 a dozen! Crazy how prices vary across the country! 😀

    Love the blog too! Love you keeping it real. 🙂

    • “Pow” “Bam” “Kepow”…yep I totally watched the 70’s version of the show! I can’t remember Robin though…is that strange?

      Wow, I’m so jealous of your egg prices! Does your neighbor give you that price because she has extra eggs, or you’re her neighbor and is giving you a discount? Does she sell to everyone? The place where I get mine is a family farm (same place I get my raw milk) and that is their business. I’m ok with paying them the price because it supports a small town local business. I think the oldest boy on the farm is the egg man and it’s “his” business.

      But I am so envious of your prices!

  4. I’m posting this comment here because it has nothing to do with this particular post but I wanted to put it on your most recent work of amazingness.

    Your blog is fantastic. I have been reading it for a total of 30 minutes out of my whole life, and while I should be mowing the lawn and while my fiance is diligently out in the Alabama heat fixing the fence, I am glued to my laptop and it’s your fault totally. 🙂

    Thank you for being real. I despise the moms who blog about perfect-everything-ness, because we all know it’s a total lie. Your blog is real, and at the same time, it’s easy to tell that your “real” makes you totally happy. I love it. You are so much like me (me = you, but with one of those cuss-buster things tied to your head) and I appreciate your candid descriptions that are all your own, no matter who likes what. You have another loyal follower. Thank you.

    • Oh my goodness, thank you for those kind words! I don’t know how you found me, but I’m glad I did and I’m pleased that you’re liking what you’re reading! I don’t identify with people who have (or pretend to have) perfect lives, and I can’t imagine anyone would!

      PS, just reading the words “Alabama heat” gave me a sun burn. True story. Not really.

  5. Ah well… Looks like Batman & Robin had a good night all the same! 😉